One of the girls in residence, Sophia, asked me to accompany her to the tattoo parlor for her first tattoo experience. Of course, if I'm going, I want a tattoo as well. I still want a tattoo of wings, but I can't make up my mind. I don't know if I want my wings big, small, spread-out, closed, bony, bat-like, stylized, realistic, tribal, black, purple, red or white. Gah.
I'll post some different ideas, and you guys comment. I get final say of course, but getting constructive criticism is always good. Here's some quick roughs I came up with:
#1 is small (maybe two inches wide per wing), stylized, solid and kinda cute. A variation would be to get the outline and add some detailing on the inside.
#2 is the biggest. It has a more organic, realistic feel to it imho.
#3 is in the middle. It has swirlies. I like swirlies. If I clean this one up it would look pretty damn nice and gothy.
Some other styles I'm considering. (I'd probaly ask permission from the artist to modify/adapt/butcher their work to suit me better if I were to go for one of these.):
teh swirlies again. But drawn better.
(minus the spine) looks really realistic and would probably partly drape over my shoulder.
these have a nice breezy feel.
(Minus the spine) very tribal and pointy.
the girliest, swirliest evar. These would look awesome in white ink.
more tribal, but this one has a neat native feel to it at the top that I like.
This will cost me a bundle, but that's what birthday money and leftover vacation pay is for.